Date: Sunday, Oct. 27
Start Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
Site: Martinsville Speedway -- Martinsville, Va.
Track: 0.526-mile oval
Capacity: 61,000 (grandstand seating)
On TV: ESPN
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Jeff Gordon, 1996 (82.223 mph)
Qualifying record: Jimmie Johnson, 2013 (98.400 mph)
Defending champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner up: Kyle Busch
Pole winner: Jimmie Johnson (97.598 mph)
1. Jimmie Johnson (Start: 1)
2. Kyle Busch (3)
3. Kasey Kahne (15)
4. Aric Almirola (10)
5. Clint Bowyer (8)
6. Brad Keselowski (32)
7. Jeff Gordon (11)
8. Brian Vickers (2)
9. Bobby Labonte (18)
10. Greg Biffle (30)
Average speed: 77.677 mph
Time of race: 3 hrs., 23 mins., 9 secs.
Margin of victory: 0.479 secs.
Caution flags: 11 for 64 laps
Lead changes: 22 among 9 drivers
2012 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 77.677 mph
2011 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 68.648 mph
2010 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 71.619 mph
2009 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 73.633 mph
2008 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 75.931 mph
2007 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 66.608 mph
2006 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 70.446 mph
2005 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 69.695 mph
2004 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 66.103 mph
2003 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 67.658 mph
2002 Kurt Busch, Ford, 74.651 mph
2001 Ricky Craven, Ford, 75.750 mph
2000 Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 73.859 mph
1999 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 72.347 mph
1998 Ricky Rudd, Ford, 73.350 mph
1997 Jeff Burton, Ford, 73.072 mph
1996 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 82.223 mph
1995 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 73.946 mph
1994 Rusty Wallace, Ford, 77.139 mph
1993 Ernie Irvan, Ford, 74.101 mph
1992 Geoff Bodine, Ford, 75.424 mph
1991 Harry Gant, Oldsmobile, 74.535 mph
1990 Geoff Bodine, Ford, 76.386 mph
1989 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 76.571 mph
1988 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 74.988 mph
1987 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 76.410 mph
1986 Rusty Wallace, Pontiac, 73.191 mph
1985 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 70.694 mph
1984 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 75.532 mph
1983 Ricky Rudd, Chevrolet, 76.134 mph
1982 Darrell Waltrip, Buick, 71.315 mph
1981 Darrell Waltrip, Buick, 70.089 mph
1980 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 69.654 mph
1979 Buddy Baker, Chevrolet, 75.119 mph
1978 Cale Yarborough, Oldsmobile, 79.336 mph
1977 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 73.447 mph
1976 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 75.370 mph
1975 Dave Marcis, Dodge, 75.800 mph
1974 Earl Ross, Chevrolet, 66.232 mph
1973 Richard Petty, Dodge, 68.831 mph
1972 Richard Petty, Plymouth, 69.989 mph
1971 Bobby Isaac, Dodge, 73.681 mph
1970 Richard Petty, Plymouth, 72.159 mph
1969 Richard Petty, Ford, 63.127 mph
1968 Richard Petty, Plymouth, 65.808 mph
1967 Richard Petty, Plymouth, 69.606 mph
1966 Fred Lorenzen, Ford, 69.177 mph
1965 Junior Johnson, Ford, 67.056 mph
1964 Fred Lorenzen, Ford, 67.320 mph
1963 Fred Lorenzen, Ford, 67.486 mph
1962 Nelson Stacy, Ford, 66.870 mph
1961 Joe Weatherly, Pontiac, 62.590 mph
1960 Rex White, Chevrolet, 60.440 mph
1959 Rex White, Chevrolet, 60.500 mph
1958 Fireball Roberts, Chevrolet, 63.970 mph
1957 Bob Welborn, Chevrolet, 63.030 mph
1956 Jack Smith, Dodge, 61.140 mph
1955 Speedy Thompson, Chrysler, 59.600 mph
1954 Lee Petty, Chrysler, 44.547 mph
1953 Jim Paschal, Dodge, 56.013 mph
1952 Herb Thomas, Hudson, 47.556 mph
1951 Frank Mundy, Oldsmobile, not available
1950 Herb Thomas, Plymouth, not available
1949 Red Byron, Oldsmobile, not available
Race: Camping World RV Sales 500 (October 21st)
Site: Talladega Superspeedway -- Talladega, Ala.
Finish line order: Jamie McMurray, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Paul Menard, Kyle Busch
Time of Race: 2 hrs., 47 mins., 49 secs.
Average speed: 178.795 mph
Margin of victory: Caution
Caution flags: 3 for 9 laps
Lead changes: 52 among 20 drivers
Lap leaders: J. Burton 2-2; A. Almirola 3-7; J. Burton 8-10; M. Kenseth 11-14; J. Burton 2-2; A. Almirola 3-7; J. Burton 8-10; M. Kenseth 11-14; G. Biffle 15-18; J. Logano 19-24; G. Biffle 25-25; M. Kenseth 26-41; J. Logano 42-42; B. Labonte 43-44; J. Gordon 45-45; T. Labonte 46-46; K. Kahne 47-47; D. Earnhardt Jr 48-49; J. Johnson 50-54; D. Earnhardt Jr 55-57; M. Kenseth 58-68; J. Johnson 69-77; D. Earnhardt Jr 78-80; Ku. Busch 81-82; J. Johnson 83-84; M. Kenseth 85-85; J. Johnson 86-93; C. Bowyer 94-94; J. Johnson 95-97; C. Bowyer 98-98; J. Johnson 99-101; D. Earnhardt Jr 102-103; J. Johnson 104-104; D. Earnhardt Jr 105-105; J. Johnson 106-110; R. Stenhouse Jr 111-113; J. Johnson 114-120; R. Stenhouse Jr 121-121; J. McMurray 122-122; C. Mears 123-123; J. Gordon 124-125; A. Almirola 126-127; D. Earnhardt Jr 128-131; J. Johnson 132-135; D. Earnhardt Jr 136-146; Ky. Busch 147-147; R. Stenhouse Jr 148-148; D. Earnhardt Jr 149-160; R. Stenhouse Jr 161-161; Ku. Busch 162-162; D. Ragan 163-163; D. Blaney 164-164; Ky. Busch 165-170; C. Edwards 171-171; Ky. Busch 172-173; J. McMurray 174-188.
#1 Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/McDonald's
#2 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#5 Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Farmers Insurance
#7 Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH) Chevrolet/TBA
#9 Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia) Ford/DeWalt
#10 Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
#11 Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx One Rate
#13 Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/Geico
#14 Mark Martin (Batesville, AR) Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
#15 Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS) Toyota/5-Hour Energy
#16 Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA) Ford/3M
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS) Ford/Driven for a Cause
#18 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/M&M's
#20 Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Dollar General
#22 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
#24 Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
#27 Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Turtle Wax
#29 Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Rheem
#30 Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA) Toyota/Swan Energy
#31 Jeff Burton (South Boston, VA) Chevrolet/Sleep Innovations/Dow
#32 Ken Schrader (Fenton, MO) Ford/U.S. Chrome
#33 Tony Raines (LaPorte, IN) Chevrolet/TBA
#34 David Ragan (Unadilla, GA) Ford/Taco Bell
#35 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Ford/MDS Transport
#36 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/TBA
#38 David Gilliland (Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#39 Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/State Water Heaters
#40 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Hillman Racing
#42 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia) Chevrolet/Target
#43 Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL) Ford/Richard Petty Motorsports
#47 Bobby Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX) Toyota/Clorox
#48 * Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's
#51 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Target
#55 Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA) Toyota/RK Motors Collector Car
#56 Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
#78 Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 David Reutimann (Zephyrhills, FL) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#87 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/NEMCO Motorsports
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/National Guard
#93 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#95 Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA) Ford/TBA
#98 Michael McDowell (Glendale, AZ) Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO) Ford/Geek Squad
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Martinsville Speedway opened in September 1947 and was originally a dirt track. The first NASCAR-sanctioned race at this track occurred on July 4, 1948. The track was paved in 1955, and concrete corners were added atop asphalt in 1976. There are 12 degrees of banking in all four turns.
There have been 129 Sprint Cup races held at Martinsville. Red Byron won the inaugural event there on Sept. 25, 1949. The series has competed at this track twice each year since 1950.
Richard Petty holds the record for most wins at Martinsville with 15. Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers with eight victories there.
Petty has more starts at Martinsville than any other driver with 67. Ken Schrader's 53 starts there is tops among those drivers on the entry list for this weekend's race. Schrader is scheduled to drive the No. 32 Ford for FAS Lane Racing.
Hendrick Motorsports has the most car owner wins at Martinsville with 20, followed by Petty Enterprises with 19.
Darrell Waltrip holds the record for most pole wins at Martinsville with eight. Gordon leads all active drivers with seven poles there.
The race winner at Martinsville has started from the pole 21 times, which is more than any other starting position there. Johnson has started on the pole and won the last two races at this track.
Johnson is attempting to win his third straight race at Martinsville. It would be the second time he accomplishes that feat. Johnson won three in a row there in the fall of 2006 and scored a season-sweep in 2007. Denny Hamlin most recently scored three consecutive victories at this track, doing so from October 2009 through October 2010.
Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Cup race at Martinsville occurred on April 1, 2007 when Johnson beat Gordon to the finish line by just 0.065 seconds.
The furthest back a driver has started and won a Cup race at Martinsville is 36th. Kurt Busch did it in the fall of 2002.
Two drivers entered in this race made their Cup debuts at Martinsville: Travis Kvapil (fall of 2004) and Michael McDowell (spring of 2008).
No driver on the entry list has scored his or her first Cup win or pole at Martinsville.
Richard Petty holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Martinsville. Petty took the checkered flag there on April 10, 1960 when he was 22 years, 9 months and 8 days old. When Harry Gant was 51 years, 8 months and 12 days old, he became the oldest driver to win there on September 22, 1991.
Round 8 in the championship Chase is the Nov. 3 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson won last year's race there.